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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Mar 29, 2010 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

According to the lostlivedead:

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2009/07/robert-hunter-and-comfort-performing.html

"Robert Hunter performed and recorded with the band Comfort for about a year, from mid-1977 to mid-1978. In particular he wrote a lengthy suite of songs called “Alligator Moon” which is well worth listening to for any Hunter fan. Hunter was unhappy with his studio version of the suite, so the album was never released. Circulating live versions of the suite are excellent — it’s a shame they never saw an official release. A few Hunter/Comfort studio recordings were released on the album Promontory Rider".

"A suite of songs written by Robert Hunter. It was recorded but never released by the band Comfort in 1976. According to Robert Hunter, a ballet was choreographed for it, and Comfort performed the whole show three times, including at the Hookers' Ball".

"Hunter and Comfort played the Alligator Moon Suite several times, with the December 5th '77 show getting a special mention".

Any info regarding the three times the suite was performed would be gratefully received. (Maybe a studio boot in circ.?)

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Poster: Round Robin Date: Mar 29, 2010 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

The boot of 78-05-27 is readily available. Not to derail the thread, but he performed a nice Terrapin that night,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De67KvTIhkE

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Poster: mikepjordan Date: Jun 27, 2014 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

Please does anyone know where i can get the dec 5 77 show? i used to have a copy but lost it and the other 2 versions of alligator moon available here on archive are great, but not quite as solid as that one.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Mar 29, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

Thanks. I have that show and it is special.
and thanks for the Terrapin clip. (I wouldn't have recognised him from the photo)
I think this version of Box of Rain is pretty special too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptefFjahMk&;feature=related

By the way, I've been having trouble linking to Hunter's Archive Set List site - DarkStarCrashes.com. Anyone know of a problem there?

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Poster: Round Robin Date: Apr 1, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

The site needs to be renewed, you can still view the pages as google has cached them.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 29, 2010 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

Wow, pretty cool! Hunter's singing is sounding better than I've ever heard on record...

Wow, after approx 3:40, this is a must listen... never heard anything like that before!

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Mar 29, 2010 9:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question re:Hunter and Comfort / Alligator Moon

That 12-5-77 show was at the Keystone in Palo Alto. It was one of those legendary KFAT "Fry Fry" remote broadcasts that aired every Monday night in those days...